Bingley Grammar School

Yr 8 Martha Wins British Heroes Competition

At the beginning of the month, Shipley MP Philip Davies visited our school to award all our students who entered his British Heroes competition.

Earlier this year Mr Davies contacted the school to ask students to enter a competition celebrating their British Heroes. Miss Shah's RE classes decided to take part and created their entries as optional homework.

There was a wide range of heroes celebrated in the entries including the Queen, Mo Farrah, the NHS, Katie Piper and Arek Hersh as well as student's family members - personal heroes.

The judges of the competition were Nigel Burton, Editor of the T&A, Kersten England, Chief Exec of Bradford Council, Philip Davies MP, Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond in North Yorkshire and Minister for Local Government, and the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary.

Mr Davies told the group that the judges were hugely impressed by the standard of the entries and the reasons behind the varied choice of heroes. The MP for Shipley talked about how we should be proud of our multicultural society and beliefs and he wanted us all to focus on being proud of being British.

Mr Davies also spoke about Parliament, the laws of the land and the importance of politics urging the students to get involved. The group asked many questions including, "Why are you a conservative?", "What does an MP do?", "What happens to the UK if we don't agree a Brexit deal?" and "What do you think of Teresa May's dancing??"

After the Q&A session, Mr Davies awarded each student with a certificate for their efforts thanking them for taking part. At the end of the session Mr Davies announced the overall winner of the Year 7 category as Martha Stevens, describing her entry as an amazing piece of work which had impressed all the judges. Martha has won two first class train tickets, a tour of both houses of parliament with Mr Davies and afternoon tea in the Pugin Rooms at the Palace of Westminster!

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition and thank you to Mr Davies for taking the time to visit and congratulate our students.

To read more about the competition and all the winners click the link below:

T&A article - Shipley MP Philip Davies hails entrants to heroes competition >>

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